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View thousands of films from the Prelinger Archives! Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division . Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and...
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
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Romp through the futuristic landscape of the Seattle World's Fair, centered in the Bell System pavilion.
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Topics: World's Fairs: Seattle, 1962, Communication: Telephone, Futurism
Prelinger Archives
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0739 PA8862 Your Chance to Live: Technological Failures
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Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Tongue-in-cheek film showing a domestic robot freeing housewives of their chores (and intimating that their work is hardly necessary); actually a promo showing how relays and switches function in the modern automobile. Shown at the New York World's Fair in 1940.
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Topics: Robotics, Gender roles, Futurism
Prelinger Archives
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B/W 1) 00:02:85 A husband helps his wife remove from the car an "antique" chair that she just purchased. He jokes that it looks like a dentist chair, which leads her to comment that Johnny only had two cavities, which she thinks must be due to their use of CREST. The husband then notices that the chair was made in The U.S.A. in 1951. 2) 00:34:31 GLEEM -- "Preventive Medicine for fewer cavities. Stannous fluoride plus stannous pyrophosphate". Close-up of an exaggerated...
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Prelinger Archives
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Importance of cleanliness in fields of science & medicine as protection against disease. Washing hands, bathing, showers, brushing teeth & hair, care of skin, eating proper foods, drinking water, caring for clothes as desirable habits.
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Topic: need keyword
Prelinger Archives
by Coronet Instructional Films
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While a teenage brother and sister write a thank-you note to their grandmother after visiting her on vacation, we learn the five parts of a friendly letter and more about why and how to write one.
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Topics: Social guidance: Etiquette, Communication: Writing, Communication: Postal
Prelinger Archives
by Airlie Productions
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Narrator: Robert Mitchum. 0:49:17 VS Chicago cityscapes: tracking shot along highway, tracking shot from street, corn-cob apartment buildings 0:49:31 VS tracking shot of suburban street 0:49:35 LS great aerial of San Francisco 0:49:41 MS San Francisco street car (with Tanqueray ad on side) goes down hill 0:49:52 CU street sign on corner of Haight and Ashbury 0:49:54 CU stern cop wearing sunglasses 0:49:57 CU blond hippie makes strange hand gesture, looks like he's tripping, friend adjusts his...
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Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Definitive document of pre-World War II futuristic utopian thinking, as envisioned by General Motors. Documents the "Futurama" exhibit in GM's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion at the World's Fair, which looks ahead to the "wonder world of 1960."
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Topics: Futurism, World's Fairs: New York, 1939-40, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
Prelinger Archives
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Big band. 00:08:51:26 - 00:11:11:22 B/W Sound 1940s Man in tuxedo & woman in gown perform raucous "Boogie-Woogie Man" jazz song atop piano, singing & dancing in front of jazz band. Musicians seen in silhouette shadow against backdrop. Clarinet, slide trombone, trumpet, piano take solos. (Singers make piano playing gestures)
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Prelinger Archives
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Crowded street scenes in Kingston, Jamaica. The Levys pose with Jamaicankids and Mrs. Levy gives people money from her pocketbook. A title cardreads "Havana Cuba 12/30/31", yet we see only a view of the city from theship and a horse race.Aerial view of people in rowboats, also advertising billboard for Trocadero in one of the rowboats (brief)more generic shots of street life, pedestrians in Kingston, Mr. Levy holds baby goat (kid) in handssign: Havana, Cuba, Mr. Levy practices golf...
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Prelinger Archives
by Coronet Instructional Films
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Shows teenagers how to plan and attend a party, suggesting games to play and songs to sing ("Jimmy Crack Corn").
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Topics: Social guidance: Etiquette, Celebrations, Parties
Prelinger Archives
by On Film, Inc.
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Thoughtfully made advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.
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Topics: Suburbia, Cold War, Consumerism
Prelinger Archives
by Audio Productions
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How scientific agriculture changes the life and taste of the chicken.
Topics: poultry, farming
Community Video
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eye 194
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Home movie with footage of zoo animals; what appear to be scenes in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Spanuth novelty film of elephant; Spanuth novelty film of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Topics: animals, zoos, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Spanuth (H.A.), elephants, early cinema, Yellowstone...
Prelinger Archives
by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animals
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"A Tendor Milk-fed Duck, done to a turn", feather pluckers (funny!), 34 pounds of feed will raise a duck of 5 pounds dressed! ducks to the right of me, ducks to the left of me! Ducks, ducks and more ducks. Great footage of early commercial duck farming practices; large industrial duck farm around 1920s in Long Island, New York. 11:26:50:19 VS Pekin or Peking ducks; hundreds of ducks on farm. 11:27:43:13 VS Muscovy ducks and muscovy chicks. 11:28:27:13 Runner duck. 11:28:49:01 Mallard...
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Prelinger Archives
by John W. Barnes and Gordon Weisenborn.
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Jean's mother plans a surprise party for Jean on her sixth birthday. While Jean and Frank are on an errand, Jean's friends come, hide and surprise her when she gets back. Associate Producers: John W. Barnes and Gordon Weisenborn. In collaboration with Willard Abraham, Ph.D., Roosevelt College. From the Primary Reading series.
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Topic: need keyword
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
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World Travelogue sponsored by Coca-Cola. 0731 PA8798 Wonderful World
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Topics: Motion Pictures: Sponsored, Travelogue, Tourism, Beverage Industry
Prelinger Archives
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with Bobby Troup Trio and Virginia Maxey
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Prelinger Archives
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Shows the world of dinosaurs and prehistoric monsters of a million years ago, and includes a battle between two giant creatures. Based on Conan Doyle's story. 07:31:57 MCU Tiger on the prowl 07:32:06 More tiger shots 07:32:40 London (?) 07:34:14 Prehistoric bird 07:34:39 MCU Pterodactyl with prey 07:35:57 Real dinosaur 07:36:37 Dinosaur eats - man in foreground 07:36:58 Dinosaur 07:37:03 CU Dinosaur eating 07:37:10 Another dinosaur - T Rex 07:37:13 First dinosaur 07:37:16 Tyrannosaurus Rex...
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Prelinger Archives
by Guggenheim (Charles) & Associates
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How the United Fund helps the disadvantaged people of the St. Louis area, seen through the eyes of an elderly widower in search of services and stability. Writer and director: Richard Heffron. Photographed by Victor Duncan.
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Topics: Social services, St. Louis, Missouri, Cities
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
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building of the Mackinac Bridge, Michigan
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Prelinger Archives
by Affiliated Film Producers
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Dramatization of the experience of a young married couple whose quarrels undermine their happiness and prevent the development of adult love based on mutual understanding.
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Topics: Marriage, Social guidance, Gender roles
Prelinger Archives
by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
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Two young women take a Greyhound Bus tour across America. Includes a love story and a great song at the end - the whole bus breaks into song. 14:24:51:14 VS cowboy wearing jean jacket and cowboy hat on greyhound bus flirts with two young women across aisle; MS two young women wearing pearl necklaces, one with large glasses wearing red lipstick shakes her friends arm and says “you are missing the Garden of the Gods”; rock formation “Garden of the Gods” in Colorado desert; MS two women in...
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Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 10,789
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"OPERATION OF THE VACUUM GEARSHIFTING MECHANISM IN THE AUTOMOBILE IS EXPLAINED & COMPARED WITH THE FISH IN THE OCEAN, WHO ARE SUBJECTED TO TREMENDOUS PRESSURE CAUSED BY THE WEIGHT OF WATER ABOVE."
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Prelinger Archives
by Vision Associates
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Loving tribute to America's favorite stimulant.
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Topic: Coffee
Prelinger Archives
by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
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Delightful musical made to promote color telephones as a decorator accessory in the home.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Consumerism, Houses and homes
Prelinger Archives
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Old Virginia Preserves Commercial
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Topic: need keyword
Prelinger Archives
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with Harry Day and Della and the June Taylor Girls
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Topic: soundie
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
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New Orleans festivities as they looked just before World War II.
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Topics: New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Celebrations
Prelinger Archives
by Unknown
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While country music singer Vaughn Monroe camps with his family in a beautiful forest, one of his daughters encounters a talking Smokey Bear in a clearing and has a near-mystical experience that teaches her to respect the danger of forest fire.
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Topics: Sustainability, Forest industry, Fires and firefighting
Prelinger Archives
by Coronet Instructional Films
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Flashback on the problems, adjustments and transformations occurring in the first year of a couple's married life.
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Topics: Marriage, Gender roles
Prelinger Archives
by MPO Productions
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Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
Prelinger Archives Home Movies
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Kodachrome home movie of a 1950s family's trailer travels to key U.S. tourist destinations.
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Topics: Amateur films, Tourism, Travelogues
Prelinger Archives
by FilmsWest, Inc.
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Film for middle-school children about vocational choices and opportunities in the U.S. Great shots of early 1970s children and adults pursuing everyday activities. Most of the shots are quick and take place in and around the city of Los Angeles. Director: Jerry Kurtz. Writer: Ingvar Grimsgaard. Cameraman: Dan Yarussi. Graphics: Thomas Johnson. Production Manager: Linda Gries. Consultant: Robert Babcock, Ph.D., Los Angeles County School Office.
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Topics: Occupations: Vocational, 1970s, Labor: 1970s
Prelinger Archives
by Coronet Instructional Films
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Well-balanced emotions help to create a well-rounded personality, especially in teenagers.
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Topics: Social guidance, Psychology
Prelinger Archives
by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
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A Greyhound bus transports us through the landscape of American mythology. Directed by Harold Schuster. Director of Photography: Jerry Fairbanks. Screenplay: Charles L. Tedford, Leo S. Rosencrans. Film Editor: Milton Kleinberg. Art Director: Theobold Holsopple. Production Supervisor: John McKennon. Musical Supervision: Edward Paul. Assistant Director: Robert Scrivner. With Marshall Thompson (Mysterious Stranger); Tommy Kirk (Jimmy Rollins); Morris Ankrum (Fred Schroder); Angie Dickinson (Mary);...
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Topics: Patriotism, Transportation: Bus, Travelogues
Prelinger Archives
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comment 4
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Prelinger Archives
by Coronet Instructional Films
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Classic instructional film for teen daters, presented here in the rare (but incomplete) Kodachrome version.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Dating, Gender roles
Prelinger Archives
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0723 PA8996 Gags and Gals
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Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
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favorite 83
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Early technology to enable the channel-surfer.
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Topic: Media: Television
Prelinger Archives
by Unknown
movies
eye 33,210
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How radio brings news and information to Americans. With footage of many news events covered by radio and images everyday life in the late 1950s. Explains how radio serves in the Cold War and during natural disasters.
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Topics: Media: Radio, Communication: Radio, Journalism
Prelinger Archives
by Cascade Pictures of California
movies
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Attempt to argue away the dangers of nuclear radiation, with some excellent animation.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War
Prelinger Archives
by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
movies
eye 31,593
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A young man sketches a generic human (ÂMr. ManÂ) who takes us back through history to show us how humans developed a need to communicate and the devices to do so. Then shows us how telephones enable the modern mid-Sixties world. Part-animated by the master John Hubley. Directed by Jean Yarbrough. Educational Research and Story: W.H. Schneider. Animation: John Hubley. With Wright King (Uncle Bill); Pat Cardi (Jimmy); Pam Ferden (Susie); Richard Webb (Police Captain).
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Animation, 1960s
Prelinger Archives
by Steeg (Ted) Productions
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Shows coffeehouses sponsored by churches and community organizations and how they function as gathering places for countercultural youth.
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Topics: 1960s, Youth culture, Coffee
Prelinger Archives
by Centron Productions
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Family discusses how the study of science can help son and daughter make intelligent decisions on problems they will confront in the world.
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Topics: Science, Occupations: Scientific
Prelinger Archives
by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
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Gives students a basis for thinking clearly about real love and shows that mere conviction of love is not enough to insure lasting happiness. A drama.
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Topics: Social guidance, Psychology, Marriage
Stock Footage
by Ace of Spades
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A batch of stock clips made for publicvideos.org.
Topics: publicvideos.org, royalty free, free, cc0, cczero, stock footage, ace of spades